Opica holds 99.3% of the shares and votes in Capio

Opica holds 99.3% of the shares and votes in Capio
 

7 December 2006

• Opica holds 99.3% of the shares and votes in Capio
• Capio has been delisted from the Stockholm Stock Exchange
• Compulsory acquisition has been initiated

On 1 September 2006, Opica AB ("Opica"), a company indirectly jointly owned by funds advised by Apax Partners Worldwide LLP, by Nordic Capital Fund VI and by funds advised or managed by Apax Partners SA, announced an offer to the shareholders in Capio AB (publ) ("Capio") to tender all shares in Capio to Opica for SEK 153 in cash per share (the "Offer"). On 5 October 2006, Opica increased the offer price to SEK 167 in cash per share. On 2 November 2006, Opica announced that all conditions to the Offer had been satisfied and that the Offer therefore had become unconditional. In connection thereto, Opica extended the acceptance period until 1 December 2006.

By 1 December 2006, the final day of the extended acceptance period in the Offer, Opica had received acceptances for 98,914,403 shares, representing 97.1 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in Capio. In addition, Opica has acquired 2,231,589 shares in Capio in the open market, representing 2.2 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in Capio. In total, shares in Capio tendered in the Offer and shares acquired by Opica in the open market amount to 101,145,992 shares, representing 99.3 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in Capio.

Settlement for shares in Capio duly tendered by 1 December 2006 and not already settled is expected to begin on 8 December 2006.

On 17 November 2006, the Capio share was delisted from the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Furthermore, on 21 November 2006 Opica initiated compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in Capio.

Stockholm, 7 December 2006

Opica AB
Board of Directors

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For further information contact:

Lars Johansson
Apax Partners Stockholm
T: +46 8 545 074 00

Robert Andreen
Nordic Capital
T: +46 8 440 50 50 

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